FARMINGTON, Mich., April 24, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Early breast cancer detection provides women with additional options and generally improved treatment outcomes. Breast thermography offers the level of detail needed for an earlier diagnosis and allows women in Farmington to come in for a breast cancer screening that’s a safe and effective alternative to traditional mammograms. Anchor Health & Wellness offers breast cancer screening using these latest advances in earlier detection paired with compassionate and trusted provider guided lifestyle changes.

Breast thermography screenings in Farmington and Farmington Hills use a breakthrough imaging procedure. This FDA-approved breast health assessment tool takes digital infrared images of the breasts which are then analyzed to assess cancer risk by the heat pattern variances.

According to the American Cancer Society, there’s been a 178 percent increase in breast cancer rates since 1969, but no change in survival rates. New advances and earlier detection tools, such as thermography, are needed to address this growing concern. Breast thermography is safe, painless, and does not rely upon radiation or use compression.

Thermograms are preferable to the use of traditional mammograms. Mammograms are known to stimulate cancer growth and metastasis, subjecting patients to unnecessary pain and cumulative radiation exposure and results in a high rate of false positives. These false positives often translate into unneeded treatments and biopsies. Thermograms, on the other hand, do not radiate or compress the breast – they measure heat variances in the body which can correlate cancer cell growth prior to tumor formation. Women interested in a proactive approach when it comes to maintaining health would benefit from breast thermography. Women with implants, who are pregnant, or who have dense or fibrocystic breasts can safely get reliable results with this advanced tool for breast screening.

“Breast thermography is an effective and painless way to address potential breast cancer cell growth in women without pain or radiation,” said Dr. Michele Foxworthy. “More women than ever are developing breast cancer and it’s high time for individuals to be aware of better detection technologies that may improve outcomes. Avoid an unnecessary biopsy or the stress of a false positive and get the details necessary to address cellular changes before tumor growth with a thermogram. We welcome questions and are here to make the breast screening process easy at Anchor Health & Wellness.”

Dr. Michele Foxworthy of Anchor Health & Wellness has served residents of Farmington, Farmington Hills, Livonia, and Novi since 1983. Appointments for early breast cancer detection with breast thermography are generally scheduled on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Facility services include chiropractic care, breast thermography, massage therapy, general wellness care, lifestyle changes, nutritional counseling, and weight loss.

Call (248) 471-1250 to discuss early breast cancer detection with breast thermography or to schedule an appointment. Visit for more details.

Anchor Health & Wellness 
32595 Grand River Avenue 
Farmington, MI 48336
(248) 471-1250